Four winners of this year’s 15th Annual Northland Children’s Drawing Contest were recognized at a ceremony on Aug. 24, in the children’s section of the North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell St, North Kansas City.
This contest is sponsored each year by the library and the Northland Art League. The entries are divided into four age categories: 5 to 6 years old, 7 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11 to 12. Each age category is judged by the members of the Northland Art League, an organization of 40 professional artists living in the Northland.
The winning entry in each category is matted and framed, adorned with a first-place ribbon and accompanied by a $25 gift card courtesy of the North Kansas City branch of Country Club Bank. Assisting in the presentation were NKC Children’s librarian Katie Foster, Northland Art League Vice President Elaine Silvius and Dick Hinderliter, project chairman for the NAL.
The theme of this year’s contest was “My Favorite Book.” Margo Sant Eufemia, 5, placed first in her category with her entry “Lost and Found.”
The winning 8-year-old was Andrew Pham with his entry “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Mary St. John, 10, won with her selection of “When I Was Little, I Loved the Pout Pout Fish.”
Amy Pham, 12, and the older sister of Andrew, drew a picture of “Eight Cousins.” This was the second year that Amy won the annual contest.
All 35 entries in the contest are on display in the children’s section of the North Kansas City Public Library.